The Troublemakers Podcast

The Troublemakers Podcast

Award-winning sports journalists Lisa Cornwell and Karen Crouse are stirring up the conversation...and controversy...one story at a time.

Episodes

October 16, 2023 33 mins

Brittany Lincicome is one of the most successful players in LPGA history. In her rookie season (2005), she led the tour in driving distance earning her the nickname, "Bam-Bam." Brittany has gone on to win eight titles in her LPGA career with two major championships and nearly $ 10 million in prize money.

In this episode, Lisa and Karen talk with Brittany about Lexi Thompson's performance on the PGA TOUR, LPGA purses that need a rais...

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Anyone who follows golf knows JoAnne "Big Mama" Carner. One of the game's greatest champions recently made history by breaking her age of 84 by shooting an 80 in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Women's Open – good enough for a mention on ESPN.

Click here to watch the clip on ESPN

During her remarkable career, Carner captured 43 LPGA Tour titles, two U.S. Women's Opens, five scoring titles, and was named Player of the Year three...

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The topics this week include:

-Broadcast issues

-Why being "grateful" is hurting the tour

-Pay inequality

-Lack of media outlets & other critical thinkers to address important issues

-Transparency and being too careful

-What can the players do

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Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

Mary Ann Sieghart is the author of the best-selling book, The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About it. 

She spent 20 years as Assistant Editor and columnist at The Times and won a large following for her columns on politics, economics, feminism, parenthood and life in general. She has presented many programmes on BBC Radio 4, suc...

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Lisa & Karen are joined by the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, for an in-depth discussion of his mental health journey, what he learned in therapy, and his upcoming memoir (which Karen is helping him write).

They Discuss:

@ 0:26 - What it's like to be introduced as "the greatest Olympian of all time."

@ 1:49 - Why he chose a woman (Karen Crouse) to help him write his memoir.

@ 7:11 - The difficulties of writin...

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Sally Jenkins, a longtime sports journalist and columnist for the Washington Post joins Lisa & Karen for an in-depth discussion on my topics including Sally's new book – The Right Call.

They discuss:

The PGA Tour/Saudi Merger (00:10 - 18:00)

Sally's Book, The Right Call (18:00 - 36:00)

Growth for the LPGA Tour (36:00 - 47:00)

The Challenges of Writing on a Deadline (47:00 - end)

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About Troublemaker

When longtime sports television personality Lisa Cornwell went public about the misogynistic culture that she and other women faced during their time at Golf Channel/NBCUniversal, she had no idea the impact it would have in the sports world and beyond.

With a powerful foreword from Hillary Rodham Clinton, her tell-all book Troublemaker: A Memoir of Sexism, Retaliation, and the Fight They...

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Even though most people don't know a transgender person, everyone seems to have an opinion... and more often than not, it isn't positive. While the world debates transgender transitioning and transgender athletes, we wanted to hear from someone who's been through it.

Hailey Davidson transitioned seven years ago and explains what life is like for her on and off the course as she continues to chase her dream as a professional golfer, ...

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Terry Strada, who lost her husband Tom in the 9/11 attacks, is the National Chair of "9/11 Families United" – a coalition of families and survivors of the worst-ever terrorist attacks on American soil. They represent over 9,000 victims' family members and survivors seeking justice and the truth from that tragic day.

Lisa & Terry discuss 9/11, the Saudi government, LIV Golf and much more...

Here's a timeline of the discussion:

:10 ...

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Lina AlHathloul is the youngest sister of Loujain. Since her older sister was detained in May 2018, alongside more than a dozen other women human rights defenders, Lina has become one of the few family members able and willing to speak out on behalf of an incarcerated relative. A lawyer by training, Lina has become a tireless advocate for her sister and has spoken to numerous media outlets, at international events and gatherings, a...

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Christine Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for CNN, ABC News, PBS NewsHour and NPR, a best-selling author and a nationally-known speaker. Named one of the country’s top 10 sports columnists three times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered the last 18 Olympic Games, summer and winter.

They discuss:

:45 - Her proudest achievements as a sports journalist over the ...

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Brittany Lincicome is one of the most successful players in LPGA history. In her rookie season (2005), she led the tour in driving distance earning her the nickname, "Bam-Bam." She has gone on to win eight titles in her LPGA career with two major championships and nearly $10-million in prize money.

In this inaugural episode, Lisa Cornwell speaks with Brittany about life off the golf course and being an outspoken advocate for equalit...

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